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2020 Maryknoll Essay Contest Rules 

Civilization of Love

Pope Francis calls us to build a “Civilization of Love.” Write an essay explaining what you think the Pope means by “civilization of love.” What signs have you seen during these extraordinary times of people building a civilization of love?  How will you build that civilization going forward?

2020 Essay Contest Winners in each Division will receive:

$1,000 for First Place

$300 for Second Place

$150 for Third Place

Essay Contest entries are closed for the year

2020 Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

Pope Francis calls us to build a “Civilization of Love”

1st Place Prize:

$1,000 per division

2nd Place Prize:

$300 per division

3rd Place Prize:

$150 per division

ASSIGNMENT

Write an essay explaining what you think the pope means by “a civilization of love.” What signs have you seen during these extraordinary times of people building a civilization of love? How will you build that civilization going forward?

ENTRY

Entries should be 500–750 words.

Note: Spelling and grammar count. Students may:
1) submit essays online (preferred method) at MaryknollSociety.org/Essay (if 13 or older)
OR
2) mail essays to the address below. Mailed essays should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled, each attached to an ENTRY COVER SHEET available below.

ELIGIBILITY

Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II) are eligible.

DEADLINE

Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020. First-place essays will appear in the Summer 2021 MARYKNOLL Magazine.

 

All winning entries will be published online at  MaryknollSociety.org/Winners by April 1, 2021 For more educational and catechetical resources, please visit https://discoveryourneighbor.org/.

MAIL TO

MAIL TO: 2020 Student Essay Contest, Division _____, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
Call 1-914-941-7636, ext. 2487, or visit MaryknollSociety.org/Essay for more information.

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. Tom O’Brien, Fr. Ray Finch, Fr. Joe Everson, Fr. Russ Feldmeier)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Fr. Ray Finch.

OUR FOUNDERS

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Enrich your own vocation, walk-in solidarity with people overseas, and work together with Maryknoll Missioners. We offer US priests and Brothers ordained elsewhere the opportunity to work in overseas missions.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop
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